26 September, 2020

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Deputy Speaker: “I Know The Law”

By Goda Perakadoru

Chandima Weerakkody, Deputy Speaker, has been projecting himself as a constitutional expert in the last few weeks, no doubt to be in the good books of the Mahinda Rajapakse regime. Weerakkody was earlier a staunch supporter of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. He was the person who was behind initiating contempt proceedings against S.B. Dissanayake at the instance of President Kumaratunga. The offending speech by Dissanayake was made at a Vap Magul Ceremony held at Habaraduwa. Weerakkody was the Sri Lanka Freedom Party organizer of Habaraduwa and was instrumental in getting three of his supporters to complain to the Supreme Court against Dissanayake. After Rajapakse became President, Weerakkody has taken great pains to erase his pro-Chandrika image.

Weerakkody was one of the first to comment on the decision of the Supreme Court in regard to impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. He has stated that Article 107 (3) of the Constitution permits Parliament to provide either by law or Standing Orders for all matters relating to the impeachment of a superior court judge.

Mahinda, Chandima and Susil 

Article 107 (3) is as follows: “Parliament shall by law or by Standing Orders provide for all matters relating to the presentation of such an address, including the procedure for the passing of a such resolution, the investigation and proof of the alleged misbehaviour or incapacity and the right of such Judge to appear and to be heard in person or by representative.”

According to Weerakkody, Parliament is free to provide for all matters relating to the impeachment either by law or Standing Orders and it has opted to use Standing Orders. This is the very question that arose before the Supreme Court. The Court has held that while matters relating to the presentation of an impeachment motion and the passing of a resolution for impeachment can be stipulated by Standing Orders, the conferring of legal powers on a body to make a finding or a decision affecting the rights of a person can only be done by a law of Parliament. It has emphasized that Standing Orders are not ‘law.’

The Court stated as follows: “A Parliamentary Select committee appointed in terms of Standing Order 78A derives its power and authority solely from the said Standing order which is not a law. Therefore a Select Committee appointed under and in terms of Standing Order 78A has no legal power or authority to make a finding adversely affecting the legal rights of a Judge against whom the allegations made in the resolution moved under proviso to Article 107 (2), is the subject matter of the investigation. The power to make a valid finding after investigation contemplated in Article 107 (3) can be conferred on a court, tribunal or a body, only by law and by law alone.” (Underlining by the Court).

The Court further stated: “Matters relating to the presentation of an address and the procedure for the passing of such resolution are matters which can be stipulated by Standing orders but there is nothing to prevent Parliament from providing for such matters by law as well.”

Weerakkody, the new constitutional expert, should have first read the decision of the Supreme Court before commenting on it. In fact, he told the media that he has not seen the judgment.

Related posts;

Impeachment: Full Text Of The Supreme Court Determination Today

Breaking News: Standing Order Is Not Law – Court of Appeal

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    Yes, Yes Sir, even though you don’t pass your O/L maths you are a lawyer no. You know the jungle law very well

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      Huh… what qualification does our Minister for Economic Development have?

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      It’s certainly an Asian Wonder that you are still breathing! But better have your undertaker ready!

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      I can’t believe these people actually govern our country.

      Makes me want to throw up. Just look at the golden chain worn by the so called deputy speaker.

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    Chandima Weerakkody appears to be a typical ambitious young politician `in a hurry’. He is obviously running where angels fear to tread, to please his Master.It is noteworthy that when senior SLFP Ministers like Maitripala Sirisena and John Seneviratne are maintaining an eloquent silence, individuals like Weerakkody and Weerawansa have jumped the gun to criticize the SC ruling.

    Goda Perakadoru, You say that Weerakkody should have first read the SC ruling before commenting it. You are giving this advice to a politician who belongs to a breed that signs impeachment motions without knowing the charges and finds accused guilty of unproven charges!

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      Saman Wijesiri

      Chandia Weerakkottia

      says: ““I Know The Law”

      Does he also know law is an ass just like him?

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    Mr. Weerakkody, go back to your village and to your cultivation and paddy fields. You know nothing about the Constitution of Sri Lanka unless to “kiss the behind” of the president, who himself is not aware of the constitution and is decisively working towards a dictatorship. You folks are such fool and the most disgraceful of the Sinhala people.

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      Rodger Williams,
      So, you think you’re educated and therefore you should rule us and we villagers should cultivate and feed you fat asses. You’d better know that 70% of this country live in villagers and they are getting better everyday and evidently it is they who call the shots today. By the way, you WOGs should learn a bit of true history of this country for otherwise most Westerners laugh at you behind your backs for you are neither there or here.
      Leela

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        Villager

        Godaya

        Though the acronym Westernised Oriental Gentlemen (WOG) was mostly aimed at far East and South Asian people, different countries have their own interpretations.

        If you are not a Godaya you would have learned WOG can be explained as Worthy Oriental Gentleman (WOG) and not as a derogatory term. You need self confident to tell the Sudda where to get off.

        You say:

        “evidently it is they who call the shots today.”

        That is the problem.

        “they are getting better everyday”

        Please let us have some evidence to support your romantic idea of Godayas bettering themselves.

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        LEELAWARDAHNA.
        YOU SAYS THAT;
        villagers and they are getting better everyday and evidently it is they who call the shots today.

        IN WHICH PART OF THE COUNTRY,AREA AND HOW THEY GET BETTER.
        THEY ARE NOT CALLING THE SHOT
        BUT THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN GET SHOT BY YOUR BOSSES GOONS AND STOOGES.
        THAT IS THE REALITY.

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          “THEY ARE NOT CALLING THE SHOT, BUT THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN GET SHOT BY YOUR BOSSES GOONS AND STOOGES. THAT IS THE REALITY.”

          Oh no… you missed the period when LTTE was active. The temples and politicians encouraged the village boys to enrol in the armed forces. Many came back in body bags or with a few body orghans missing. The Government didn’t give a damn. While the leaders roll around in Rolls Royces and their kids drive Aston Martins (tax free, remember), and the buddies are driving expenses cars in Nigt Races, the village victims don’t even get money to get a decent wheel chair to go to toilet! Villages rule the Country? huh!!

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            THE YOU HAVE MISSED MANY THINGS AND FACTS.
            JVP AND SIRIMA GOVERNMENTAL KILLED MANY PEOPLE,
            83 COMMUNAL VIOLENCE,
            RANIL + JR GOVERNMENT.
            LTTE+ GOVERNMENT,SO KILLINGS WENT ON.

            AND NOW ????????.
            WE VILLAGE FOLKS DO NOT WANT RR, LAMBOS, FERRAIS, OR ASTONS,
            LEAVE US TO LIVE IN PEACEFULLY, NOT LOOTING US.
            NOT WHEEL CHAIRS EITHER.

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          What you wrote is what you dream. Reality is; villages keep voting MR and his party at every election since 2005. Isn’t that a good enough proof?
          Leela

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            LEELAWARDAHNA.

            Villergers keep voting.
            my a x x
            all the villagers and town folks know how the COMPUTER GILMARTS DONE BY YOUR MORON BOSSES.
            SO YOU TELL THAT TO CONDE BENDAPU CHEENU [HAIR KNOTTED CHINESE] AND YOUR HAMBAYA THOTA PEOPLE. MOST OF THEM ARE MORONS LIKE YOU.

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        Mr. Villager, may I remind you that when you write such totally off the wall comments, you are defiling the very nature of honest communcation and dialogue in a noble website like the Colombo Telegraph. Many intellectual and right thinking folk write here, because I myself with them are very seriously concerned with the descent of our noble land into the abyss of a dictatorship.
        I am citizen of this Republic of Sri Lanka and one who loves my motherland dearly. You make a very ingnorant and stupid assumtion that I am as you write a WOG. No, my friend, I am a Lankan and speak, read, and write fluent Sinhalese as a Burgher and dress in a sarong, which is against many of my relatives. When was the last time you walked around in a sarong?
        By the way, I have been involved in literacy programmes to raise the level of thinking amongst the marginalized Sinhala people. What have you done?
        Here are definitions that you would do well to keep in mind, after you have given some thoughtful reflection on this article, that is if you are not blinded by hate(a Buddhist I presume)?
        A Republic is -1 A political order not headed by a monarch and in modern times, usually led by a president.
        2. A nation that has such a political order. Apolitical order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them (the people).
        3. A nation that has such a political order.
        4. Republic, as a specific republican government of a nation where the individual rights of a person is upheld by the Constitution.
        DEMOCRACY.
        Government by the pople, exercised either directly or through selected representatives.
        A society with such a government.
        The common people considered as the primary source of political power. A majority rule.
        The principles of social equality and individual rights.
        For your further enlightenment I recomend – Professor K.M. De Silva’s book -” Universal Franchise – 1931-1981 the Sri Lankan experience.” And – The History of Sri Lanka, by the same man. Available at Vijitha Yapa book store and if you do not have the funds, I will be glad to purchase it for you.

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          Rodger Williams,
          I have read your CV and observed your wisdom. With no obscurity, I can assure you that I can fathom you mindset. As for me, I follow ‘Maha Vihara’ tradition. If such writings offend you, what can I say, other than to insist that it is in line with comment policy of CT.
          Leela

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            Villager

            Godaya says:

            “As for me, I follow ‘Maha Vihara’ tradition. If such writings offend you, what can I say, other than to insist that it is in line with comment policy of CT.”

            Many in this forum will agree with me that your insult in ‘Maha Vihara’ tradition does not offend us.

            On the contrary we are saddened by the fact why a particular villager should prove the obvious, an irredeemable stupid.

            Is there a Traditional Maha Vihara reason?

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    Yes you do – Rajapaksa law!

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    shut down all courts of the land. sack judges. ban all lawyers. let’s have the law of the jungle.

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    When we have a Deputy Speakers of such caliber then the entire world can judge the state of our Parliament. We do not need foreign Governments to bring Sri Lanka down, these type of guys are adequate to get the job done. What a shame!

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    The been degraded to such an extent that quacks like CR, weerakody and azwer rule the roost. Prominent debaters are Vermin, Weerawansa et al who make it into a joke. All this circus and farce at tax payers expense.

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      Should read “The Parliment has been degraded………..”

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    You got to give it to “reader Roger “for expressing his thoughts and aims honestly about the ‘Main Event ” in Srilanka today.while the rest of his Elitist Mob are hiding behind the former LTTE fronts and the current Do Gooder Forums , their Western backers and even the beseiged CJ.not having the balls to express their aims directly

    The Elitist still want to send the Sinhala Buddhists to the village and keep them there for good, the same way as their English Masters did and the successive leaders abided by their wishes through, intimidation, bribes and outright terrorism.

    Now that link is broken, the Elitist have gone in to panic mode.

    Also with their numbers dwindled, due to asylum, protection and economic visas,even people with a smattering of the Queen’s dialect are initiated into the Elite class.

    Things have changed since 2005.

    The Deputy Speaker and the President as depicted by Roger is a good example of this change.

    It is inevitable that more and more Villagers will become Deputies ,Ministers, Speakers and even CEO’s

    And that progress is irreversible as long as the Rajapaksas are around.

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      @K.A Sumanasekera
      I beg to differ. You say, “It is inevitable that more and more Villagers will become Deputies ,Ministers, Speakers and even CEO’s. And that progress is irreversible as long as the Rajapaksas are around.”

      It’s the pandang kaarayaas, apple polishers and back scratchers who will become Deputies,Ministers, Speakers and CEO’s. NOT THE VILLAGERS. All the Rajapaksas’ need from the villagers is to blindly support them and vote for them during sham elections. And YES, this is what will happen as long as the Rajapaksas’ are around. :poop:

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      REMEMBER SUMARA SEKARA;
      your BOSSES Jarapassas and stooges the clan have gone in to panic mode.
      NOT OTHERS,
      BECAUSE OF THEY KNOW,THAT THEY ARE THE CULPRITS.

      REMEMBER AGAIN,WHEN YOU THROW BOOMERANGS TO THIN AIR, ALWAYS RETURNS BACK WITH BIG BLOW .

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    Looks another “CIRCUS” had begun with the decision of the Court of Appeal.

    At least the Cabinet spokesperson had said that the Hon,ble the Speaker will make a statement on the decison later. But the Deputy Speaker Hon’ble Weerakody had already gone public by making statements critical of the judgement. In very many other earlier instances he has gone public with interpretaions of the Constitution. The other person who even gone to the extent of giving a solution is Minister of Construction Hon’ble Wimal Weerawansa, stating that an “Acting Chief Justice” should be appointed having dismissed the present CJ. This I do not know how he got this idea and the proposition to his mind. Anyway he is very extensively quoted and given prominance in the Govt. media and other related web sites. Who knows, HE must be planning another “fast unto death”?

    In the next hours, days and weeks, we will see more and more of this types of “circus performers” appearing in the public arena. However the “circus owner” who even said that he was “not in favour” of the “impeachment” remains silent and that “silence” is very “ominous”.

    The “PUBLIC” who are now confirmed by the Courts to be “SUPREME” must remain “Watchfull”.

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    The standing of the Standing Orders has been challenged and put in its proper pespective that it is an internal rule of parliment applicable only to members of parliment. It cannot be construed as a law and applied to all and sundry. Deputy Speaker can sit on his eggs until they hatch but that will not change the fact that Standing Orders are standing orders not the law of the land.

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    THIS TREND WILL CARRY ON UNTIL A COUPLE OF SAFFRON CLAD GENTLEMEN WILL FINISH THE JOB FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THIS ISLAND PARADISE.

    I HAVE A FEELING THAT YEAR 2013 IS REALLY A TRYING YEAR FOR THE RULING ASSHOLES AND ALL THEIR ASS LICKERS.

    WE HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO WAIT FOR THE GOOD LORD UP ABOVE TO DECIDE WHEN AND HOW HE IS GOING TO SORT THE MESS WE ARE ALL IN.

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      I sincerely believe that a couple of “Somaramas” will come forward and eliminate the curse for the benefit of the people of Sri Lanka??

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    It is rightly said that “Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread” …. and here we have living proof of the correctness of this age old adage.

    On the one hand we have eminent persons such as Justice Weeramantry, constitutional experts such as Mr. Elmore Perera, (all of course falling into the category of LTTE rump supporters and NGO conspirators according to some of the learned commentators on this blog !) making

    In the other category we have such erudite constitutional perakadoruwas (‘patriotic deshsprem’ or Rajapksepremi ones of course) such as this Deputy Speaker, Weerawansa, Rajpal, Choksy Jnr, who was trotted out by one TV station and a few other sundry types.

    The thinking public can of course quickly gauge into which category these two groups fall.

    Th Appeal Court’s announcement yesterday of the Supreme Court’s determination in very clear and a historic and welcome restatement of the supremacy of the law, of justice and of fair play, the very foundation of true democracy.

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    It seems law entrance exams have been corrupt even sometime back. This is a product.

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      Yes, He joins the club with Jr Chocksy.

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      Remember Namal’s examination?

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    Anti government gangs, NGOs and their sponsors talk about just procedures, natural justice and etc and try to confuse Simple Simon like us. They do not explain us why she zero her twenty odd accounts on 31st March every year for the last five years or not including it in her asset declaration or why she is not guilty for three serious charges she was found guilty.

    If the CJ can file a case against the speaker and members of the PSC whom we have elected as our legislators who investigated her illegal acts on the validity of the very Constitution that she swore to abide by and protect when accepting her job and the Standing Orders that was there for thirty years to get ‘her judges’ to give kakille judgement to rule her free, soon and I say very soon, she and her gang would file some more cases in ‘her Appeal Court’ to challenge some other article and/or standing order to grant 13A in full, and find our heroes that decimated Pirapaharan and his terrorist gang guilty for War Crimes and finally give one third of our country to the separatists as their Eelam.

    That’s the name of the game of these traitors.

    If this is allowed, no point we electing members to Parliament; educated back coats can do it all for us as well. My foot.
    Leela

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      If you call them – anti govt gangs..how do you name the activities of ruling ministers like Mervin ? As one who may have not zero knowledge of the rule of law in this country – he has been the one who passes the govt^s opinion always to the media, while GOSL as usually stays mum.

      They do exist NGOs in the country that work on dollars how can one call everyone go against the rulers as ones work for them. Today, just to forget all abusive actitivies that have continously been practising by rulers – Mervin or Modwanshe come with their theories thinking that the gernal public of the country would further be stupid. Before long, the masses who love the country and the nation will show them as due.

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        Leela^s Cousin

        “Mervin or Modwanshe come with their theories thinking that the gernal public of the country would further be stupid. “

        They are indeed stupids.

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          KUDU MARWIA AND HIWAL MODAWANSA ARE REAL MORONS AND PSYCHOPATHS, WHO NEED MEDICAL TREATMENTS.
          WHEN YOU HEAR, HOW THEY TALK AND ARGUE,
          ANY BODY CAN ANALYZE THEIR MENTALITY.

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    With regard to the statements and attitudes of the deputy speaker of parliament, what has become manifest is not so much whether he hailed from a village with only swabhasha to his credit, as a medium of communication, but whether he is a credible exponent of the subject he has made statements on.

    The “elite” classes always find some aspect to differentiate themselves from the “lowly” classes, and familiarity with English was certainly one. However, an English-speaking background also conferred a sense of social well-being and therefore a sturdy moral background, which was denied to the “uneducated” by design.

    It is appreciable that class differences based on language proficiency have been phased out. However, it must not be replaced by a quasi-liberated underclass which do not possess the basic tenets of decency, moral virtue, strong ethics and social maturity.

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    See the size of the T shirt he is wearing – as he has no someone guide him. Country^s president seems have no UPADESHAKYA for that. T shirt looks larger than his size. …

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    The Rajapakse regime has brought the country to the brink of total jungle law by trying to push ahead against SC rulings on the constitutionality of the impeachment motion.This Deputy Speaker- a barely O’level passed clown- is the theoretician.
    Why is the regime ignoring GL Peiris who is an acknowledged pundit in the law? GL has burnt his soul by going to back the corrupt regime.Rajapakse brothers are now left to manage with pretenders like this podian.

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    I agree entirely with the last para of Lasantha P. 1956 restored primacy to the larger majority of the Sinhala speaking class and class differences based on language (English) proficiency was based out.
    This is how it should be. But in elevating Sinhala to its due primacy we threw the baby with the bath-water and devalued one of the highest standards of the language in Asia. The irony was the family of the man who lead the revolution surreptitiously sent his children to Ole Blighty for English education at a time of very Exchange Control
    restrictions. And now, after half a century we are struggling to bring back shades of our earlier quality of English. But those fine teachers
    have gone to a better place. Fortunately, some of the front line International Schools are doing a good job in producing good English-speaking students. Most of them come from homes where English is spoken. The issue is this facility should be available to all children if we are to avoid a Kaduwa revolution again. Weerawansa and Kudu Mervin will send their children overseas for a good English education.
    What is the fate of the children of the poorer folk – who prior to 1956
    had a chance to come up in a decent system of education that has since
    been totally destroyed.

    I am happy to say I helped lift the standards of an entire Sinhala school at Mawathagama where most of the children speak better than average English. We have also made arrangements for some of them to be
    employed in good Colombo firms once they pass the GCE (AL) and they (students) have promised to go back to their villages and help other children to gain English language proficiency. I had the help of a Service Organisation who provided Computers, Library etc valued at over Rs.12 million on the first instalment. The shoe maker DSI gave
    us 250 pairs of shoes (each valued at Rs600) for these children – most of whom came in rubber slippers to school until then.

    Senguttuvan

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      Hope reader Sengutuan will do the same for the kids in Mullativ,Pudithikurrppu,and Nnanthikadal as his New Year Resolution.

      He does’nt need to ask DSI this time , with the Millions of Dollars, Pounds and even Kroners available in the bank accounts of the ex inhabitants or their relatives from this Region .

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        TO SU MARA SEKARA;
        NO NEED TO WORRY,
        YOUR BOSSES HAVE ALREADY SENT MOST OF THE KIDS IN MULLAITHIVE, PUTHUKUDUIRIPPU,NANTHIKADAAL,WISWAMADU AND OTHER ARES IN VANNI TO ANOTHER WORLD. AND TRYING TO SEND KIDS IN SOUTH ALSO TO THAT WORLD ONCE MORE,
        TIME. AND SOME ALREADY SENT.

        When talking about millions of U S , Australian Dollars, British pounds, kronars, Riyals and yens,
        those are gone with the wind hiding behind the HELP ME HAMBAYA THOTA TSUNAMI FUND.
        DO YOU NEED MORE.

        DON’T YOU ASHAMED TO BE A SINHALESE AND BUDDHIST.
        BUT I DO MAN, TO SPEEK LIKE YOU DO.

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        K.A Sumanasekera

        “Hope reader Sengutuan will do the same for the kids in Mullativ,Pudithikurrppu,and Nnanthikadal as his New Year Resolution”

        Forget Senguttuvan, the Tamil Diaspora the LTTE rump bore some responsibility for the destruction of their own people let them deal with it.

        As a pro state pro president Sinhala/Buddhists what are you doing to help your own Sinhala/Buddhist soldiers whose heads are screwed up by witnessing war crimes or perpetrating it themselves?

        Please do help them.

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    “Hope reader Sengutuan will do the same for the kids in Mullativ,Pudithikurrppu,and Nnanthikadal as his New Year Resolution”

    Well, Nanthikkadal is a tourist spot now, and army seems to run a resort there!

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    why we have to worry too much about this [Edited out] lady and [Edited out] husband.this is the only person can run supreme court???????and national saving bank of the country????????

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      Of couse we have no problem with CJ or her Husband. Infact she is the only person who does not allow Alibaba to rob us. The only problem we have is the Big Alibaba with his Gang of family and Parliament thieves robbing the country upto the bone……..and now trying to take over our last remaining breath of SC, CJ and the Judiciary.

      Yes pretty soon go to CHINA MUSEUM to see our lost ancient Swords, Rings, money and Nai Bastamas…lost from our museum.

      Wait until Alibaba steal your b…….s…..

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    Rajapaksa law. Law of jungle and underworld. Surely these idiots knows it very well!

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    Kiss ass Sumanasekara is unaware that the whole ruling gamaya’s inferiority complex is so great that they have their sons educated at St Thomas’ college Mt Lavinia and the drummer boy Weerawansa has his son at Eaton UK where the cost is 60,000 pounds/year.Despite what they say none have set a example like M.K.Ghandi.

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      School fee of 60’000.00 pounds pa, I only hope he meets this cost from his legitimate earnings…Tax Office please take note…..

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        Correct,
        everybody knows, how Hiwal modawansa’s legitimate earnings are?.
        this MARXISM PAWNED, GILMART, PILTHY MOUTHED POLITIKCAA.

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    I am not saying for a moment that one should not learn English. Better if some Sri Lankan learn Russian and Chinese as well for we would be doing most of our business with them soon.

    I see, over emphasizing of English is bad. It had induced inferiority complex or lack of confidence or both among Sinhala and Tamil speaking rural mass. It had brought about a new set of people who are lost for words to express themselves. They are neither proficient in Sinhala nor Tamil nor English. I see many a commentator here fall in to that category. They cannot comprehend a sentence properly. But I don’t complain. I only complain of their attitude towards others.

    Evidently, this broken English speaking class thinks they have moved into a high class. That’s the irony. They do not know that English people laugh behind their backs. Still some WOGs insist proficiency in English would make one ‘learned’ and speaking in English would cure all ills of this country. If all problems of a nation can be cured by speaking in English, then Kenya, South Africa, Ghana etc should be of full employment and paradises now for taxi drivers and even loiterers speak good English in those countries.

    How come Japan, China, Spain, Korea and etc where vast majority doesn’t speak a word of English become economic giants. I’ll tell you why; they all have one language and work in that language. Mother tong or vernacular language is the best to use for effective communication. And effective communication is a must for any progress.
    Leela

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      LEEA WARDANA AKA VILLAGER AKA ????????
      AS you say;
      Better if some Sri Lankan learn Russian and Chinese as well for we would be doing most of our business with them soon.
      absolutely you are correct.

      TELL YOUR BOSSES AND OTHER THEIR STOOGES TO LEARN RUSSIAN AND CHINESE LANGUAGES.THEY WANT IT BADLY.
      BECAUSE,I saw so many RUSSIAN AND CHINESE PROSTITUTES ARE ROAMING IN NIGHT CLUBS AND STREETS.
      SO YOUR BOSSES, THEIR SONS,STOOGES are doing businesses with them,
      AND CAN DO BETTER BUSINESSES WITH THEM.

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        With whores, one does’t talk; just get on with the job, Amarya.

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    LEEAWARDANA AKA VILLAGER AKA ???????? ;’
    YOU SAY;
    How come Japan, China, Spain, Korea and etc where vast majority doesn’t speak a word of English become economic giants.

    BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE AND DID NOT HAD THIS TYPE OF THIEVES AND DAY LIGHT ROBBERS LIKE YOUR BOSSES.
    THESE YOUR THIEVES ARE SUCKING BLOOD OF THE NATION AND TRY TO SUCK THE BLOOD OF DIASPORA OF ALL SRI LANKANS.
    ASKING BRIBES AND TAXING WANTONLY.

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      Another reason, politically they were strong and they had the domestic buying power due to their population. Further they did not have religious and communal disharmony.

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      What are you talking Amaraya? Haven’t you heard of Yakuza in Japan and Ggangpae in Korea and Triad, they are everywhere Chinese are. Amarayas are nothing.
      Leela

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    It is my observation, in the study of history, people get influenced by the language and culture of the prevailing politico-economic power. It has been English and French in the 20th Century and with the rise of the USA French was eased out and from mid-20th century to now it is English. If you recall, many of William Shakespeare’s immortal creations were influenced by the Romans (Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice and others) who were the immediate super-power in the centuries before the Bard. I had a business associate in Kandahar, Afghanistan (the early 1970s) who told me, with much delight, his children were doing their studies in Russian – which then had a strong presence in his country.

    China, Russia, Japan, Korea currently send large contingents of their children to Canada, the UK and the USA (possibly Australia as well) to learn English. The Japanese Royal family chose to send their son to Oxford University when they could have sent him to any university in the world. So long as the world survives, there will be one or two languages that dominate the political and economic affairs of the world. The more prudent nations will integrate with the dominant global language placing their nationalism where it should rightly belong.. With all due respect, we should not repeat the mistake of 1956.

    Senguttuvan

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    He knows about Bal-LAW, Kel-LAW, Kol-LAW, Wal-LAW, Bil-LAW, Gul-LAW, etc

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